Isaiah 43:19

See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.  Isaiah 43:19

I’ve seen this verse all over social media the last few days.  Everybody wants to find that “new thing” to start the new year.  For some of us it might be a newfound commitment to hit the gym, read with our kids, or eat out less.  One year, I foolishly decided that my New Year’s resolution was going to be that I’d only say nice things to people for 365 days.  Yeah, that lasted all of a day…

As a teacher, January 1st haven’t ever really struck me because it doesn’t feel like a fresh start.  Now, August 1st?  That’s when I feel like I’m starting over.

This January seems different.  When I came across this verse the other day, it hit my heart in an unusual way.  Because I truly have an overwhelming sense that God is truly doing a new thing in my life and those around me.  So, for the next few weeks, I’ve committed to pray and seek His will.  To find that way in the wilderness or the stream in the wasteland.  Maybe even the one I didn’t know I was looking for.  Will you join me in praying that this new year will be filled with His will and not our own?